Notice of Funding Opportunity Title:
U. S. Embassy Santiago Climate Action NOFO Funding Opportunity Number:
PAS-STG-FY22A Deadline for Applications:
June 1, 202 2. Proposals will be accepted any time prior to the deadline and reviewed by the Embassy’s grant review panel until funds run
It is in the applicant’s interest to submit as early as possible.
1 9. 040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available:
$200,000 Minimum for each award:
$25,000 Maximum for each award:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe U. S. Embassy Santiago Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U. S. Department of State is pleased to announce our Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for programs on climate action.
The NOFO outlines the procedures for submitting proposals.
Please carefully follow all instructions below.
PAS Santiago invites proposals for programs that enhance cooperation between the United States and Chile to promote action responding to climate change, at the local and/or national level.
Programs could build or strengthen partnerships to address climate and environmental resilience, green economic development, and/or impacts on vulnerable communities, for example.
All programs must include a U. S. element, or connection with U. S. expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s.
And programs must also feature a multimedia component to share achievements and impacts, inspiring citizen participation in climate action.
Examples of past programs have included, but are not limited to:
· Speaking tours/public talks by U. S. experts or roundtable discussions by U. S. experts with counterparts in Chile; · Activities that foster long-term student and academic collaboration between U. S. and Chilean universities, technical schools, and community colleges; · Joint U.S.-Chile virtual or in-person conferences or meetings that promote U.S.-Chile collaboration and share expertise and best practices among different Chilean audiences and institutions; · Projects that feature one or more U. S. or Chilean models or best practices, and consider how they could be adapted or replicated in different contexts; · Creative projects that use social media or virtual interaction to expand and amplify project impact.
Participants and Audiences:
The Public Affairs Section will consider the full range and diversity of U. S. and Chilean non-profit organizations and higher education institutions.
Government agencies and for-profit institutions, such as those registered as commercial and/or private businesses, are not eligible to receive funding.
Preference will be given to:
· U. S. and Chilean individuals and institutions with a proven track record of executing outstanding events, exchanges, and programs; · Proposals that demonstrate the long-term sustainability of the project and/or outcomes; · Proposals that address gender parity among participants/audiences and include engagement with underserved communities (including, but not limited to, immigrants, women, LGBTI individuals, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, and racial minorities) and participants located in regions outside of Santiago.
Categories that are not eligible for funding under this NOFO:
· Programs relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction programs; · Programs that support specific religious activities; · Fundraising campaigns; · Lobbying for specific legislation or programs; · Scientific research; · Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; · Social welfare projects, acts of charity, or international development projects; · Investments that primarily benefit only one or a few businesses or individuals; · Scholarships for the study of English outside of specific Department of State programs; · Exchange programs with countries other than the United States and Chile; · Programs or exchanges focused on children under 16 years of age; or · Programs that duplicate existing programs.
Authorizing legislation, type, and year of funding:
Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt Act.
The source of funding is FY2022 Public Diplomacy Funding.
FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of performance period:
9 to 24 months Number of awards anticipated:
Up to 8 awards (dependent on amounts) Award amounts:
Awards may range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $100,000 Total available funding:
$200,000 Type of Funding:
FY22 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds Anticipated program start date:
March-September 202 2. This notice is subject to availability of funding.
Funding Instrument Type:
Grant, Fixed Amount Award, or Cooperative agreement.
Cooperative agreements are different from grants, as the U. S. Embassy is more actively involved in the award implementation.
Examples of substantial involvement can include, but are not limited to:
· Active participation or collaboration with the recipient in the implementation of the award; · Review and approval of one stage of work before another can begin; · Review and approval of substantive provisions of proposed subawards or contracts beyond existing Federal policy; · Approval of the recipient’s budget or plan of work prior to the award.
Program Performance Period:
Proposed programs should be completed in 24 months or less.
PAS will consider applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U. S. Department of State.
ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION Eligible Applicants The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Chile:
· Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non- governmental organizations with programming experience · Individuals · Non-profit or governmental educational institutions · Governmental institutions For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
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